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Doctor Who DVD Files Issue 83

Doctor Who DVD Files Issue 83

This 83rd edition of The DVD Files contains the classic Warriors of the Deep.

Available every fortnight, the magazine builds up into the ultimate Doctor Who Encyclopaedia.“Doctor Who DVD Files is something unique – it’s not just a chance to collect every episode of the series since the Doctor’s return, the pull-apart magazine is incredibly ambitious.

Every fortnight you get pages packed with information and specially commissioned artwork.

It is currently planned to extend the DVD files to at least 110 issues.

In this issue…


Silurians and Sea Devils unite to take on the Fifth Doctor.


Was this Silurian scientist as creepy as he looked?


Check out the beating heart of Davros’ New Dalek Empire


Find out what happened to Jo Grant after she left the Doctor.


Check out the concept art that brought the Ood to life.


The Eleventh Doctor’s adventures on Earth begin.


Visit the famous planet of the Leisure Hive.


The US president nicknamed tricky dickey had a secret


This fiendishly clever woman was determined to stop The Doctor

For more information and how to subscribe go to the DVD Files website Here.

To order individual back issues click Here

Categorised under: DVD Files, Magazine


  • videogamemad00

    May 12th, 2012 - 12:40pm

    Just got 84-87

    • Anonymous

      May 12th, 2012 - 12:58pm

      Good to hear someone has them, what are in the magazines?


      May 12th, 2012 - 1:08pm

      Still waiting on mine, hopefully they’ll be here sometime during the week. Did they fit through the letterbox alright, as I’ll be at school and won’t be able to take it if it doesn’t?

    • Anonymous

      May 12th, 2012 - 1:18pm

      85 has a binder in it so it is not going to fit through a letterbox easily.

      I’m more curious to know what is in the magazines.

    • booboo

      May 12th, 2012 - 1:20pm

      have you got a scanner? i can put them up as i am running 6 behind now

    • videogamemad00

      May 12th, 2012 - 2:08pm

      Issue 84:
      Episode Guide: The Mind Robbers
      Allies: Commander Strax
      The Doctor: Silent Assassin
      BTS: Dramatic Exit
      Enemies: Peg Dolls, The Master Race
      WOE: Stranded On Earth
      Alien Worlds: Land Of Fiction
      Tech: Smiler

    • videogamemad00

      May 12th, 2012 - 2:13pm

      Issue 85 (Front had no holes in binder):
      Episode Guide: Full Circle
      Enemies: Siren, Time Lords
      Flashback: A Wasted Life!
      Alien Worlds: Thoros Beta
      WOE: Space Pioneers
      Allies: Canton Delaware (No holes)
      BTS: Scale Model!
      Tech: Sonic Screwdrivers

    • videogamemad00

      May 12th, 2012 - 2:17pm

      Issue 86:
      Episode Guide: State Of Decay
      Allies: Craig Owens, Amy Pond: The Married Years
      Enemies: Gantok
      WOE: Dalek Invasions
      Alien Worlds: Sarn
      The Doctor: River Revealed
      Tech: Roboforms
      BTS: Mars Attacks

    • videogamemad00

      May 12th, 2012 - 2:21pm

      Issue 87:
      Episode Guide: Warriors’ Gate
      WOE: Ice And Fire
      Enemies: The Second, Minatour
      Alien Worlds: Marinus
      Allies: Dorium, Rory: The Lone Centurion
      Tech: Antibodies
      BTS: Into The Vortex!

    • videogamemad00

      May 12th, 2012 - 2:24pm

      Issue 88:
      Episode Guide: The Invasion
      Allies: Winston Chrichill
      Enemies: Mels Zucker
      WOE: The Final Chapter

      They fit through the letterbox fine as I was out when they came.

      85 did not have a binder.

      I will scan the covers ASAP.

    • booboo

      May 12th, 2012 - 2:25pm

      can you do the info inside page as well?


    • Anonymous

      May 12th, 2012 - 2:34pm

      Sounds a bit odd that some pages are missing holes.

      By the way, in issue 87 what is “The Second”?

    • videogamemad00

      May 12th, 2012 - 2:59pm

      A lot more had hole missing but my dad put some in. The Second is one of the time lords from the end of time (the chancellor).

    • plymouthjason

      May 13th, 2012 - 10:17am

      hi there, i recieved my package yesterday(sat}, issues 84,85,86,and 87 but no binder??
      how did you hear about the binder?

    • videogamemad00

      May 14th, 2012 - 2:15pm

      I will scan them now


      May 14th, 2012 - 2:59pm

      Mine came today, Issues 84-87, but no binder?

    • Anonymous

      May 14th, 2012 - 4:16pm

      Found this phone number 0844 472 5219 – it’s for the partwork Baked and Delicious but they answered the DW questions too. 84-87 came in to Eaglemoss/GE last week and should be sent out now. Nice though that they let us know about their stock problems! Don’t know if it’s just me but the 0871 277 8705 number was coming back as unobtainable.

  • DocSpacetime

    April 28th, 2012 - 11:28am

    Two The Works stores by me (Cardiff) are selling three issues of the DVD Files for a fiver. I got Pyramids of Mars, Resurrection Of The Daleks and Partners in Crime/ The Fires Of Pompeii. Going to go to their store in Barry now to see if they are stocking different ones.


    April 23rd, 2012 - 5:38pm

    I’m still waiting on Issues 84 & 85 to arrive? Strange, it’s been over a month since my last delivery, they’re not usually this slow. Has anyone else recieved them?

    • booboo

      April 23rd, 2012 - 5:43pm

      not me


      May 1st, 2012 - 5:05pm

      Still isn’t here? How strange, I don’t think they’ve ever been this slow. It’s now well over due, but some people obviously have got it, as someone was selling Issue 84 on eBay. Has anyone else recieved it yet, am I the only one who hasn’t???


      May 1st, 2012 - 7:11pm

      Can anyone help?

    • booboo

      May 1st, 2012 - 7:15pm

      i dont have mine and the money went out 3 weeks ago for these


      May 1st, 2012 - 7:18pm

      And we can’t ask them about as they never reply to e-mails!!! Pretty much the only thing we can do is wait!

    • Anonymous

      May 1st, 2012 - 7:28pm

      I’ve been a subscriber to this magazine seen issue 13. I’ve waited up to six months for some issues to be dispatched (never mind arrive, the post can take a week some times on top of the normal delay).

    • itrowy

      May 2nd, 2012 - 2:07pm

      I’ve had nothing for over a month, and no money has come out of bank.
      Been subscriber since start, who do we contact, is there a phone number.

    • itrowy

      May 2nd, 2012 - 2:21pm

      Just got off the phone with them, they had no 85, but now have them in and are on the way.
      Just a delay.

    • itrowy

      May 2nd, 2012 - 2:24pm

      BooBoo jr, you can ring them on 0871-277-8705.
      The’re very helpful.

    • matparks08

      May 4th, 2012 - 11:43pm

      That would be why issue 84 and 86 were on ebay this week and not 85 then!

    • bobs

      May 10th, 2012 - 10:03pm

      i rang up 2 day and they said i should of had them by now so they are sending 2 more so u might want to give them a ring

    • booboo

      May 11th, 2012 - 12:52pm

      its up to 87 on ebay, that means i’m running 4 issues behind

    • Anonymous

      May 11th, 2012 - 1:16pm

      We’ve all also been charged for issues 88 and 89.


    April 17th, 2012 - 7:54pm

    Has anyone else noticed that the Who on Earth pages recently have been inacurate –
    ‘Rose’ is set in 2005, ‘Aliens of London’ is set in 2006 because the Doctor makes a mistake in thinking that he’s taking Rose back to her flat for 12 hours later but its actually 12 months later. Meaning that all of the episodes since then are a year in the future from the year they were broadcast (i.e. Series 2 was broadcast in 2006 but set in 2007). This is atleast up until ‘The Last of the Time Lords’ when time is reversed


      April 17th, 2012 - 8:00pm

      and put back to the year of broadcast so from Partners in Crime onwards the dates of the present-day Earth stories are set in the year they were broadcast. DVD Files have counted the one year gap used in ‘Rose’ but not put it back for Series 4 so the Adipose, Sontarans and Daleks happened in 2008. Someone please reply to this so I know I’m not talking rubbish or reply to tell me I am talking rubbish. Just someone tell me what they think. Please.

    • Anonymous

      May 12th, 2012 - 3:12pm

      You are right, although it is your second guess not the first.

      The RTD “contemporary” stories are generally set a year in the future with a few exceptions, Rose as you mentioned is set in the present years, and Last of the Time Lords, which is set two years in the future. When time goes back a year, it goes back to a year in the future.

      This carries on in this manner until Planet of the Dead (whcih is set in 2009).

      Steven Moffat has used another system entirely (The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe was set in 2013 for instance).

  • robert

    April 4th, 2012 - 3:37pm

    i orderd doctor who files a month ago starting with issue 84 but have not receved a single issue are they still going ?

    • booboo

      April 4th, 2012 - 3:55pm

      yes they are but from experience they fit you into the next delivery batch, i have not had 84 yet either


      April 4th, 2012 - 4:41pm

      I’m still waiting on 84 & 85 too? Hopefully they’ll be here soon.

    • cjayp33

      April 17th, 2012 - 9:28pm

      a lot of people have still yet to receive there next issues although some have already. I am still waiting.

    • booboo

      May 2nd, 2012 - 7:28am

      that sort of thing can take months to sort out, people having been selling 84 on ebay.

      I do wish they would keep there subscribers up to date by some official means such as their twitter or facebook or website which they seem to have long abandoned


    March 21st, 2012 - 4:58pm

    why hasnt the logo been changed yet

    • booboo

      March 21st, 2012 - 5:08pm

      as its a set it would look odd changing the logo half way through

    • cjayp33

      March 21st, 2012 - 11:13pm

      Plus I don’t think they are allowed to change it. Since it is a partwork with set number of issues it has to stay consistent.

  • The Silent Silent

    March 17th, 2012 - 9:51am

    Anyone heard about this (Link Removed)

    • booboo

      March 17th, 2012 - 10:26am

      yes i have one and that price is extortionate to say the least, i just got one sent all the way from the USA for £11 INCLUDING the post

      Its just a lined hardbacked book covered in printed Tardis paper, not embossed

      worth about £5.99 (which is about what it costs in the USA)

    • The Silent Silent

      March 17th, 2012 - 12:58pm

      Cool. So what are they avalible in the USA?

    • booboo

      March 17th, 2012 - 1:40pm

      yes they are

      $9.99 + £6.31 so you can how ridiculous the price was.

    • The Silent Silent

      March 17th, 2012 - 2:10pm

      Thanks BooBoo. really appreciated. Also do you know where I can find the doctor and dalek form death to daleks online and In-stores?

    • The Silent Silent

      March 17th, 2012 - 6:00pm

      And other 2009 sdcc

    • booboo

      March 17th, 2012 - 6:03pm

      just hold on we are setting up an ask a question page

  • Doctor Who DVD Collector

    March 16th, 2012 - 11:11pm

    booboo is it possable if you could make a Lost Episodes page saying what episodes are missing and in the comments people could say wich episodes might come up…?

  • Anonymous

    March 16th, 2012 - 6:10pm

    Wait, when were the last DVD files released? About 1 year ago? This is a bit old, but i will look out for this issue.

    • booboo

      March 16th, 2012 - 6:15pm

      this is the latest issue just released

    • Anonymous

      March 16th, 2012 - 8:08pm

      It only came out a week ago last Wednesday, and there’s another issue on its way this Wednesday coming.

    • Liason Ice

      March 17th, 2012 - 7:37am

      Australia just got issue 64, we are way behind

  • McGann is the Doctor

    March 16th, 2012 - 9:46am

    OHNO ! 🙁 This is the worst episode EVER (of the classic Series, even Timelash is better than this, or is it ? I hate them both and wish nobody would ever see them again):!:

    Such a shame they had to release this episode instead of a good one. 🙁

    • The Monitor

      March 17th, 2012 - 11:12am

      I enjoy Warriors of the Deep and Time-Flight less than any other classic story but I do not hate them. I just watch them all the more infrequent. I see elsewhere that you are fond of Attack, which I agree with, but I do enjoy Timelash. I think the Borad is superb both in looks, concept and deep voice. Herbert’s brief TARDIS proved he could’ve been quite a good companion.

      I try and get something out of all stories, and Warriors provides me with a brilliantly edited finale. “There should have been some other way!” and CUT.

  • lett

    March 16th, 2012 - 7:47am

    The next issue is the mind robber!


    March 16th, 2012 - 7:46am

    Does anyone know if the forbidden planet in london is anywhere the imperial war museum?

    • booboo

      March 16th, 2012 - 8:02am

      its the other side of the river about 2 miles away

    • McGann is the Doctor

      March 16th, 2012 - 9:48am

      I was there and had difficulty finding it, I stumbled upon it and was very excited and I SOOOOOO REGRET not having my VISA at the time, I could have got the 11 Doctors set for 46.99 and I really wanted the Doctor from Pyramids of Mars but alas I did not have my VISA and I missed that oppurtunity. 🙁

    • The Silence

      March 16th, 2012 - 1:55pm

      Poor You McGann But I found the 11 doctor’s for 40.00£ I think ?


      March 16th, 2012 - 3:52pm

      So not really the easiest place to get tI from where I’ll be, is there a train stop that’s any closer?

    • booboo

      March 16th, 2012 - 4:20pm

      Lamberth north barkerloo line is nearest station then you need to change to nothern line at embankment getting of at Tottenham north road, there may be a bus not sure


      March 16th, 2012 - 4:36pm

      Think I might have to give it a miss tomorrow, will find out what train line I’m getting and see if I can go on the way, or on the way back. Do you know what their opening times are? I was hoping to get the Pandorica Chair without having to pay the high postage price. I would of also tried to get that Cyberman with the gun from AGMGTW if they still had any in stock, do you know if they do?

    • booboo

      March 16th, 2012 - 4:38pm

      London Megastore


      179 Shaftesbury Avenue
      WC2H 8JR

      0207 420 3666

      Opening Hours:
      Mon and Tues10:00 – 19:00
      Wednesday 10:00 – 19:30
      Thursday 10:00 – 20:00
      Fri and Sat 10:00 – 19:30
      Sunday 12:00 – 18:00


      March 16th, 2012 - 4:42pm

      Thanks, as I said, I will check what line I’m going on and will see if I can get there. Will let you know when I find out 😀


      March 17th, 2012 - 8:44am

      So after you get off at Tottenham North Road, are you saying you have to get a bus to get to FP, how far would it be to walk? Please reply soon as I need to leave soon.

    • booboo

      March 17th, 2012 - 9:04am

      no tube, there may be a bus i dont know i was just looking at an underground map

    • booboo

      March 17th, 2012 - 9:20am

      View Larger Map


      March 17th, 2012 - 9:15am

      So how far would walking be from the station?

    • booboo

      March 17th, 2012 - 9:24am

      5 mins, click on the link on the map, a is tube station b is fp, its very close

    • booboo

      March 17th, 2012 - 9:27am

      if there are a few going consider a taxi, and you will get some nice views of London


      March 17th, 2012 - 7:44pm

      Had to give it a miss, as I had to leave before you posted all this. We’re up in London again in a few weeks, so might be able to egt to FP sometime then. Thanks anyway 😀

  • Joe

    March 16th, 2012 - 6:45am

    Oh, this is the episode before the awakening. Because of that stupid Malus, I hide under my bed for 12 hours.:o

  • Doctor Who Crazy Ross

    March 15th, 2012 - 10:53pm

    I got this issue last week and I loved it! I especially loved the bit where the gas hit the Sea Devil and it turned to green gunk!

  • booboo

    March 15th, 2012 - 10:23pm

    Are there any regulars here who might be keen on writing serious constructive reviews of classic DVD’s?

    • Doctor Who Crazy Ross Mu

      March 15th, 2012 - 10:33pm

      I would Boo Boo in my spare time

    • booboo

      March 15th, 2012 - 10:53pm

      should have said we are talking about the latest releases not DVD files

    • Doctor Who Crazy Ross

      March 15th, 2012 - 10:54pm

      ok Boo Boo

    • McGann is the Doctor

      March 16th, 2012 - 9:53am

      Check youtube, there are serious reviews there, and teh DVDS are also reviewed on websites, just type in, for instance: “Dr Who the Daemons DVD review”. 😉

    • booboo

      March 16th, 2012 - 9:55am

      I was looking people to do their own reviews for this site

    • TNDNR

      March 16th, 2012 - 10:49am

      I buy all the classic releases on release day (well as long as they’ve crossed the Irish sea) so if you still need someone I’ll happily have a go at it for you, BooBoo.

    • Doctor Who DVD Collector

      March 16th, 2012 - 12:04pm

      I wouldnt mind at all! I have got 46 classic series DVDs and counting!

    • booboo

      March 16th, 2012 - 12:06pm

      Have you done reviews at all

    • Doctor Who DVD Collector

      March 16th, 2012 - 12:09pm

      No, but I have made private reviews because I havn’t got a youtube channel or a website as I am not old enough.

    • Chris97

      March 16th, 2012 - 9:59pm

      I’d be more than willing to write reviews on the classic DVDs, booboo. I assure you that I’ve done many reviews on the 2E DVDs and I’d be honored to help out with doing so here.

    • booboo

      March 16th, 2012 - 10:03pm

      are these your own reviews from dvd’s you have bought or have you had access to preview discs?

    • GreenAnchorRedWaterfall

      March 17th, 2012 - 8:13am

      Sorry, I don’t watch the classic series!

    • Chris97

      March 17th, 2012 - 9:24pm

      My own discs but I ALWAYS buy them on release date so should be no problem reviewing them. 🙂

    • booboo

      March 17th, 2012 - 11:02pm

      can you point me to a review you have done

  • matparks08

    March 15th, 2012 - 9:26pm

    I have a soft spot for this story – it’s my first proper ‘memory’ of Dr Who – specifically the melting Sea Devil in part 4! What’s coming in the next issue?

    • Doctor Who Crazy Ross Mu

      March 15th, 2012 - 10:15pm

      The Mind Robber (1968) Featuring Patrick Troughton as the second Doctor.

    • Doctor Who Crazy Ross Mu

      March 15th, 2012 - 10:36pm

      I think next weeks issue will be a good one

    • Anonymous

      March 15th, 2012 - 10:39pm

      And the three issues after that are the E-Space Trilogy.

    • McGann is the Doctor

      March 16th, 2012 - 9:49am

      Cool, E-space trilogy.

  • Doctor Who DVD Collector

    March 15th, 2012 - 9:25pm

    Why dont they just put the episodes in order?

    • booboo

      March 15th, 2012 - 9:26pm

      classic stories have never been released in order

    • matparks08

      March 15th, 2012 - 9:27pm

      They won’t be in order because not all the dvds are out yet – we’re unlikely to get dvd file of the Daemons for a year or two yet I would presume.

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